Restaurants in California

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Pig is something of an obsession at this petite café at the back of Copperfield’s Books. You can get the house-made bacon on a salad, in a... Read More

Meat-centric small plates reign at Box and Bells, the latest from chef James Syhabout of Michelin-starred Commis. Try the country pork rillettes and... Read More

Set in the Westfield Century City shopping mall, this bakery-meets-restaurant boasts a wood-paneled ceiling, sheer amoeba-like light fixtures, and tall... Read More

Chef-owner Brenda Buenviaje calls on her New Orleans roots to create refined, Creole-influenced fare at her namesake French soul food restaurant. The... Read More

Less than a block from the University of California campus, this Berkeley coffee shop is housed in a red-brick storefront with large picture windows.... Read More

Occupying a scenic, 16-acre estate in St. Helena, Brix is a combination restaurant, wine shop, and vegetable garden owned by the Kelleher family. The... Read More

Ray Garcia's modern take on Mexican cuisine fits Downtown's emerging dining scene, bringing polish to dishes like camote, an Okinawa sweet potato with... Read More

Weekend mornings, locals queue up outside this diner-like restaurant, where biscuits and glazed ribs are considered standard brunch fare. Read More

Bun Mee’s fusion Vietnamese sandwiches are light enough for lunch but filling enough for dinner. Don’t miss the Belly Bun, piled high with... Read More

Buon Appetito brings food, wine, and art together in dowtown’s Little Italy district. Along with a wine bar and market next door, Buon Appetito... Read More

The kitchen serves excellent pastas (pumpkin-filled tortelloni, gnocchi Gorgonzola) to a crowd of professors and local families. Read More

The Burger: Burger Joint is a retro, ‘50s-style indie chain with five locations in the Bay Area. In keeping with the righteous NoCal foodie... Read More

This Burmese/Chinese hole-in-the-wall inspires such cultish devotion that regulars—including both value-conscious college students and ethnic-food... Read More

This surf-themed establishment resides in far southern Long Beach, near the marina, along Alamitos Bay, and beyond a recessed entrance. Inside, Buster... Read More

Located near the airport on nearby Harbor Island, this magnificent Cohn brothers split-level restaurant has two dining options. For a casual affair,... Read More

Brunch goes south of the border at this Mexican deli. There are traditional favorites like killer huevos rancheros, breakfast burritos, and chilaquiles.... Read More

Lunch on a chicken-spinach-feta sandwich on homemade panini. Read More

After 30 years and two changes of ownership, the restaurant is still Mendo’s answer to Chez Panisse: the Dungeness crab cakes are winners. Read More

Café Chloe feels more Paris than a San Diego—the charming East Village spot is great for classic French fare in a convivial setting. Enjoy breakfast and... Read More

Dive into Italian seafood—shrimp scampi, and salmon fettuccine—at the waterfront, touristy-but-fun restaurant. Read More

Cafe Flore’s street-facing patio is one of the Castro’s very best places for brunch in the sunshine. Their house-made oat berries with... Read More

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